Welcome to the section for the Cumbria Constabulary Firearms Licensing Unit.
Our work, including the necessary vetting of every applicant, inevitably takes time. Certificates authorise the legal possession or access to firearms and cannot be issued without proper and thorough investigation of an applicant’s background.
Every effort is made to ensure each application is processed with the utmost efficiency. Applicants can assist by ensuring all documents are correct and submitted promptly.
Links to Application Forms and Information
Form 201 – Firearm and Shotgun grant or renewal application
Form 201A – Notes to be read before completing form 201
Form 202 – Firearm variation application
Form 107 – Application for Visitor to UK who wishes to shoot
Fees – Details of what to pay, when and how
Security – Guidance for safekeeping of guns and ammunition document
Firearm and Shotgun Grant Information Sheet – For first time applicants
Firearm and Shotgun Information Sheet – Supplied to certificate holders
Tel: 0330 124 0941 (voicemail out of office hours)
Fax: 0330 124 0977
Post: Firearms Licensing Unit
In Person: Follow signs at Carleton Hall, or ring for directions, Mon–Fri 08:30–16:30
Click on the following document which offers advice to assist you in understanding some of the requirements for the granting and renewal of shotgun and firearm certificates:
Aditional Advice Document
What is a Firearm?
Grant of a Firearm Certificate
Variation of a Firearm Certificate
Renewal of a Firearm Certificate
Grant of a Shotgun Certificate
Renewal of a Shotgun Certificate
Firearm and Shotgun Common Expiry Date Application
Change of Address.
Purchase/sale/transfer of guns
Gun Clubs –Target Shooting
Gun Clubs -Clay Pigeon Shooting. Visitors to UK. Explosives.